Webwire: SK Telecom said to bid $3b for Hynix, Murdoch branded mafia boss

Staff writer
11 Nov 2011

SK Telecom said to bid $3b for Hynix

Korea's SK Telecom has submitted the highest bid for a controlling stake in Hynix Semiconductor, a source claims, with an offer of between 3.3 trillion won and 3.5 trillion won ($2.92 billion to $3.09 billion).


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